Eurasian Arctic Land Cover and Land Use in a Changing Climate

  • Garik Gutman
  • Anni Reissell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pavel Groisman, Garik Gutman, Anni Reissell
    Pages 1-8
  3. Scott J. Goetz, Howard E. Epstein, Uma S. Bhatt, Gensuo J. Jia, Jed O. Kaplan, Heike Lischke et al.
    Pages 9-36
  4. Peter V. Potapov, Matthew C. Hansen, Stephen V. Stehman
    Pages 37-51
  5. Guoqing Sun, Kenneth J. Ranson, Viatcheslav I. Kharuk, Sergey T. Im, Mukhtar M. Naurzbaev
    Pages 53-77
  6. Olga N. Krankina, Dirk Pflugmacher, Daniel J. Hayes, A. David McGuire, Matthew C. Hansen, Tuomas Häme et al.
    Pages 79-108
  7. Daniel J. Hayes, A. David McGuire, David W. Kicklighter, Todd J. Burnside, Jerry M. Melillo
    Pages 109-136
  8. Alexander I. Shiklomanov, Theodore J. Bohn, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Richard B. Lammers, Peter Romanov, Michael A. Rawlins et al.
    Pages 137-175
  9. Nancy G. Maynard, Anders Oskal, Johan M. Turi, Svein D. Mathiesen, Inger Marie G. Eira, Boris Yurchak et al.
    Pages 177-205
  10. Donald A. Walker, Bruce C. Forbes, Marina O. Leibman, Howard E. Epstein, Uma S. Bhatt, Josefino C. Comiso et al.
    Pages 207-236
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 301-306

About this book


This volume is a compilation of studies on interactions of land-cover/land-use change with climate in a region where the climate warming is most pronounced compared to other areas of the globe. The climate warming in the far North, and in the Arctic region of Northern Eurasia in particular, affects both the landscape and human activities, and hence human dimensions are an important aspect of the topic. Environmental pollution together with climate warming may produce irreversible damages to the current Arctic ecosystems. Regional land-atmosphere feedbacks may have large global importance. Remote sensing is a primary tool in studying vast northern territories where in situ observations are sporadic. State-of-the-art methods of satellite remote sensing combined with GIS and models are used to tackle science questions and provide an outlook of current land-cover changes and potential scenarios for the future.

Audience: The book is a truly international effort involving U.S. and European scientists. It is directed at the broad science community including graduate students, academics and other professionals in this field.


Arctic Climatic change Global change Land-cover/Land-use change Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Garik Gutman
    • 1
  • Anni Reissell
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of Helsinki, Department of PhysicsiLEAPS International Project OfficeHelsinkiFinland

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